new US CWNF record

New U.S. National Freediving – May 21, 2008“The United States Apnea Association (USAA) is pleased to announce that Robert King, a USAA member, set a new men’s national record in the freediving discipline of Constant Weight No Fins to a depth of 53 meters on April 22, 2008, during the Third PFI Cayman Invitational… Continue reading new US CWNF record

something is not right with Czech kids

Ondra, 15, Repeats Action – May 20, 2008 “Surprisingly for a climber who’s most famous for his outdoor leads, Ondra trains in the off-season almost exclusively on a small bouldering wall—he says he visits indoor lead-climbing gyms only a couple of times each winter.”

Tuesday morning on the rowing machine

Tuesday, May 20, 2008Felt OK. I put shoes on after my warm-up because the foot straps were killing me. Too bad – almost anything that’s done bare foot is rad. My lower back got a little sore halfway through but loosened up and felt good. date: 5/20/2008 start: 7:45 AM duration: 10:43 highest HR: 168… Continue reading Tuesday morning on the rowing machine

Sunday’s run

Sunday, May 18, 2008I tried to go easy this time but my heart rate was high. Didn’t feel too bad – maybe it was the heat. date: 5/18/2008 start: 3:51 PM highest HR: 184 Kcal: 329 duration: 23:16 avg HR: 170

tons o’ fun

Saturday was hot. Real hot. And excruciating. Excruciating because not only was the weather extra hot but Phil and I got on a bunch of routes in quick succession. I joined Phil on his quest for better endurance. We each did 8 laps. Though not a ton of volume the heat made it seem totally… Continue reading tons o’ fun

…and in other paralympic news

Amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius allowed to compete in Beijing Times Online – May 16, 2008 “Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter known as the fastest man on no legs, will be allowed to compete at the Beijing Olympics after a ban on his prosthetic limbs was overturned today.”

rad article about a wheel chair racer

A Blur of Hands, Spokes and DeterminationThe New York Times – May 15, 2008 “If a doctor said a magic pill could probably let me walk again, I wouldn’t take it,” said George, who has won three Chicago Marathons. “I’ve worked very hard to be who I am.”– Josh George